The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 22, 2013



TARBORO — MACCLESFIELD — David Jasper Gardner, 91, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Pinetops Baptist Church with the Rev. John Melancon officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery.

David was a veteran of World War II, having served  in the European Theater with the U.S. Army 513th Engineer Co. He was the owner of B-K Sales & Service, a Frigidaire dealership for 37 years in Wilson. David was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and active member in the Pinetops Baptist Church and an active member in the St. Lewis Ruritan Club.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving family, including: his wife of 65 years, Madeline Harrell Gardner; two daughters, Velda Gardner Williford, and husband, John, Jr., of Rocky Mount and Ramona Gardner Horton, and husband, Wallace, Jr., of Mount Olive; a son, David Jasper Gardner, Jr., and wife, Angela, of Macclesfield, seven grandchildren: Abigail Kocher, and husband, Craig, or Richmond, Va., Rebecca Williford, of Berkeley, Calif., Dana Hughling, and husband, Dave, of Fort Worth, Texas, Tim Horton, and wife, Kate, of Apex, Leah Groff, and husband, Todd, of Raleigh, April Phillips, and husband, Brian, of Pinetops and Nicole Gardner, of Macclesfield and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, January 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Carlisle Funeral Home.

“Go in Peace, and Serve the Lord.”

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro.

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